Australian Open 2012: Power Ranking Best Matches Fans Must See

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Australian Open 2012: Power Ranking Best Matches Fans Must See
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Who will be the winners of the Australian Open? That is the main question every tennis fan has right now as the opening rounds of the year's first Grand Slam nears.

First round action on both the men's and women's singles competition kicks off Monday and will continue on Tuesday

There are plenty of great matches to see. The defending champions Novak Djokovic and Kim Clijsters are playing for back-to-back titles, but the road to repeating won't be easy.

Everyone is gunning for the win and while the top players always get most of the attention, you never know what a first round might bring, especially in the first Grand Slam of the year.

Many players are not in top form and other players with lesser chances might be.

There are many first round matches that are a must-see due to the possible shot at a first round upset or because the players involved are playing solid tennis.

The following list has matches that may or may not be showed on the coverage by ESPN2 or Tennis Channel. If not, then go to the Australian Open Live Stream page and enjoy the matches. 

Let's take a look at the list of first round matches that you must see, starting with the women's draw.

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